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Pocono Whitewater

1519 State Route 903, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
+1 800-944-8392
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Great time

This was definitely so worth doing. We took our 8 year and he just loved. The guides were awesome... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
James C
via mobile
The guide makes the trip...tip them !

We have now been to 3 different Whitewater outfitters and found Poconos Whitewater to be the best... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lancaster PA
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There’s something fun here at Pocono Whitewater for every level of adventurer! Choose from our family style rafting, our Dam Release Gorge rafting, and our multiple combination trips. Try our most popular adventure: The Big Day Out! In addition to whitewater rafting, we also specialize in Pocono Biking and Skirmish Paintball! Visit our website today and plan your trip to the Pocono Mountains!
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“dam release” (52 reviews)
“family style” (17 reviews)
“potato salad” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1519 State Route 903, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
+1 800-944-8392
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was definitely so worth doing. We took our 8 year and he just loved. The guides were awesome. Great workout as well. We did the pirate whitewater ride that added extra fun for the kids and adults as well

Thank James C
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have now been to 3 different Whitewater outfitters and found Poconos Whitewater to be the best. They offer more than other outfitters at there base...IE....Food ....large fire / smores....better organized. We did the family trip with the BBQ and Pirates with Lots of water...More

Thank FamilyTime23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This trip was absolutely awesome! It engaged all of my children from 4-13. I was very apprehensive of my 4 year old being fearful or falling out and he had a blast. Our guides were very knowledgeable and extremely friendly and made the trip feel...More

Thank Serf4394
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the white water dam release and our family of four (2 kids - 13 and 15) had our own raft with no guide. The guides are in kayaks along side the group. This place was running rafting trips every 15 minutes and our...More

Thank Kmacdona
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall, we had a great time during the family-style "pirate-themed" rafting adventure. We were disappointed by a few minor things - but nothing that would make us not want to book another adventure with this company What I liked: Very safe, family-friendly rafting trip with...More

1  Thank ottwatrvllr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went on a chilly August day with my husband and two kids (10 & 8). Although well organized, it's a huge somewhat crazy place for check in, etc. You check in, wait about a half hour after your check in time and then you...More

Thank JBB2007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So fortunate to go on our first whitewater rafting experience with the pocono whitewater staff. kind, helpful and experienced people who made this, together with the pristine backdrop of the poconos and the sometimes pretty rough lehigh river, an unforgettable and very safe maiden voyage.

1  Thank Adamgraffiti
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you arrive for your check-in time on the weekend, anticipate mild chaos with parking, what to do, where to go, etc. Their website isn't as explicit as it should be, and the place is packed with people. Things to know...you'll get wet. You can...More

1  Thank Richard T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had a great time rafting this weekend. This was the first rafting trip I have been on that didn't have a guide in the boat, so I was a little wary at first. (It's only class 1 and 2 rapids on...More

2  Thank sngrosch
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This would be fun for all ages. The river run lasts for about 5 hours including lunch time. It takes place on the Lehigh river. The weekend we went was "Dam Release weekend" which means lost of water and a fast ride. If you call...More

Thank 1baggo
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7 August 2017|
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Response from mpigeon11 | Reviewed this property |
Not scary at all. If the water is running high, do the family trip.
20 July 2017|
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they give you a water 'proof' plastic bucket to carry your lunch in. ours was watertight. If you buy their lunches, they come.in water resistant bags.
pankaj r
7 May 2017|
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Response from cajeanpaul | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely not! My entire family are non-swimmers and we have a blast each year!! Just stay in your boat. There are a few times when they allow you to get in the water but that is often in spots where the water is extremely... More